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John Broadus Watson

 
 
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By Brian Scott, July 13, 2008
1. John Broadus Watson Marker
Inscription.
Born in 1878 about 1/2 mile SW, Watson was a pioneer in behavioral psychology. He graduated from Furman University, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, served as president of the American Psychological Association, and professor and director of the psychological laboratory at Johns Hopkins University for 12 years. Scientist, author, editor, teacher, he died in 1958.
 
Erected 1984 by Furman University and the S.C. Hall of Science and Technology. (Marker Number 23-18.)
 
Location. 34° 58.807′ N, 82° 27.628′ W. Marker is in Renfrew, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of Geer Highway/North Main Street (U.S. 276) and Renfrew Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Geer Highway/North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the property of Renfrew Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 951 Geer Highway, Travelers Rest SC 29690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John L. Plyler Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Laodicea Langston Springfield (approx. 3.2 miles away); Dr. John Todd Anderson (approx. 3.7 miles away);
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By Brian Scott, July 13, 2008
2. John Broadus Watson Marker
"Old College" (approx. 3.7 miles away); "The Shack" (approx. 3.8 miles away); Slater Hall (approx. 3.9 miles away); Judson Hall (approx. 3.9 miles away); McAlister Auditorium (approx. 4 miles away); The Earle Infirmary (approx. 4 miles away); John E. Johns Hall (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. John B. Watson. John Broadus Watson (January 9, 1878–September 25, 1958), an American psychologist, established the psychological school of behaviorism, after doing research on animal behavior. (Submitted on September 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. John Broadus Watson. His life in words and pictures. (Submitted on September 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. John Broadus Wilson. On January 9, 1878, John Broadus Watson was born into a poor family in Travelers Rest, SC. (Submitted on September 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Little Albert Experiment. The Little Albert experiment was an experiment showing empirical evidence of classical conditioning in humans. (Submitted on September 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Little Albert Experiment. A brief summary of John B. Watson's (in)famous Little Albert experiment,
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By Brian Scott, July 13, 2008
3. John Broadus Watson Marker
as told in Watson & Rayner's (1920) "Conditioned Emotional Reactions." (Submitted on September 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Watson Home
We have tried to find the early Watson home in Traveler's Rest and not had any luck. Does anyone have an address and/or picture? There are some old pictures around that may not show all the changes that have been made, or maybe the home has been torn down recently?

Editor's Note: I regret we cannot answer your question directly, as we have no affiliation with the organizations who researched and erected this marker. However, I will post this note in the hopes someone will see this and provide some pictures and background about the Watson Home at Traveler's Rest.
    — Submitted May 19, 2010, by Martin Ivancic of Morganton, North Carolina.

 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
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4. John Broadus Watson
(1878-1958)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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